The American Council on Exercise reminds us that if we’re going to exercise outdoors in hot weather, there are steps we can take to avoid heat injury. Take a look!
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The American Council on Exercise reminds us that if we’re going to exercise outdoors in hot weather, there are steps we can take to avoid heat injury.
Staying hydrated is essential. Drink fluids 30 minutes before exercising and drink at least six ounces of fluids every 20 minutes during exercise. Be mindful to gradually adapt your body to exercising in hot weather, which usually takes 10 to 14 days. Reduce your exercise intensity level during hot weather and don't wear rubberized sweat suits or any other clothing that is impermeable to water – such could increase your risk for dehydration.
And lastly, respect the conditions. In general, you should probably forgo exercise when the temperature is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit and the relative humidity is above 60 percent. It’s healthy to continue exercising outdoors even when it heats up, but take proper steps to make sure you’re being smart about it.
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